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Reflections on Glock’s Conception of Analytic Philosophy

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The paper tries to critically expose Hans-Johann Glock’s What is Analytic Philosophy? In this work, Glock identifies the limitations within the geographical, linguistic, historical, methodological, metaphysical and normative oriented conceptions of analytic philosophy. By developing a comparison of analytic and continental philosophy, he shows that no strict criteria could be employed in order to make such a distinction. In return he emphasizes the idea of a family resemblance amongst different proponents and strands of thought within the analytic tradition. This family resemblance is used to explore whether or not there is an underlying thread that is manifested in the different orientations that are identified under analytic philosophy. By analyzing Glock’s conception of analytic philosophy, it will be argued that, the book successfully shows the limitations of conventional definitions of analytic philosophy, exposes the current attempt to equate scientism and logical positivism with analytic philosophy in general, and also demonstrates the relevance of the analytic tradition in today’s world where the need for analysis is more than ever required. It does not limit the significance of analytic philosophy to the analysis of language and shown how there is also an interest in metaphysical and epistemological considerations. Still, Glock also needs to further articulate his thesis of family resemblance, and show whether it constitutes an orientation, philosophical current or perspective within the analytic tradition.

DOI 10.11648/j.history.20210902.11
Published in History Research (Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2021)
Page(s) 97-103
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Analytic Philosophy, Analysis, Family Resemblance

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